VIDEO: 12 Styling Tips To Look Good On A Budget

Love fashion, but your budget can’t afford a designer wardrobe? It doesn’t matter if your wardrobe isn’t filled with designer buys, you just need to know how to shop savvy.

Here’s what you should be looking for:

In fact, you don’t necessarily need to buy anything new to give your wardrobe an expensive-looking edge.

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Here are pieces that you probably already own or can buy brand new:

1. Look for minor details to make your high street buy a stand-out

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Embellished ruffle top, R129.99, Mr Price

2. Add a bit of edge by tying a printed scarf around the handle of your bag

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Kimberley botanical neckerchief, R180, Poetry

3. Pewter always looks far more expensive than silver

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Glam bracelet set, R119.95, Edgars

4. A classic striped shirt with a good cut and neat front pockets is always in style

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Striped hip shirt, R200, Edgars

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5. Indigo instantly looks more polished when it comes to denim

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Long denim skirt, R999, Country Road 

6. Try suede instead of leather

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Faux suede latter sandals, R799, Therapy at Superbalist

7. Choose simple, structured bags

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Grey snake across-the-body bag, R292, Next

8. Prints should continue around your body and match up perfectly to the side seams

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Floral shirt dress, R179.99, Mr Price

9. Add some woven leather or fringe detailing for extra designer accents

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Brooklyn fringe bag, R299, DailyFriday at Superbalist

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10. Matching your shoes to your bag is still very much a ‘thing’

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Elisabeth sandal, R699, Vero Moda at Superbalist

11. Tone-on-tone colour instantly spells luxury

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Knit bomber, R699, Mango

12. Look for crisp, structured pleating in a heavyweight silk or crepe

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Metallic pleated skirt, R599, Mango


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